Freak Out Gift Guide: Cheeky, drinky, scary ideas with DC Bombshells, Game of Thrones, Captain America, and Battlestar Galactica

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Dec 22, 2014

Don’t be freaked, but let’s get freaky. Over time, the word “freak” has evolved to take on a lot of different meanings. While the crass usage in conjunction with freak shows is based on an unusual appearance or deformity, getting freaked also means being stressed out or frightened. But to get your freak on, well, that’s typically reserved for business involving bad dancing and/or sex.

And while Rick James had something else in mind, when you work at a sci-fi site, we just imagine a Super Freak as having a cape and tights. Actually, maybe Rick James did as well.

Anyhow, after covering a lot of ground in our previous gift guides – making suggestions for games, books, home video, etc. – we wanted to wrap up with a final list that combines all the weird, scary, sexy and pretty grown-up items that didn’t make it into previous categories. Since you won’t be able to order these and have them delivered by Christmas Day, you can still get them in time for a post-holiday date or night of freakiness.

And after checking out the Freak Out Gift Guide, don’t miss these other 2014 Gift Guide collections:

Gateway Nerd Gift Guide: Gifts to introduce fledgling fans to the stories you love

Get Creative Gift Guide: Fresh finds for fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings

Fan Sights Gift Guide: Steven Spielberg, Batman, X-Men and Sherlock gather for very important viewing

Paper Cuts Gift Guide: Books about Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Doctor Who, The Expanse, Game of Thrones

Game On Gift Guide: Power up with gifts of Halo, Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time

Playtime Gift Guide: Epic toy picks with Batman, Indiana Jones, Black Widow...and William Shatner?

Live It Up Gift Guide: Geek lifestyle gifts from Firefly, Hellboy, The Hobbit, Star Trek, and more